Associate Auditor

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/25/2023 11:18 AM)
# of Openings


The purpose of this position is to perform operational, financial, compliance, and information technology related audits or reviews, identifying opportunities to strengthen internal controls and improve operating efficiencies.  There is a high level of interaction with management to devise and implement value-added solutions throughout the organization. This position is local with no out of town travel required.


WaterOne is an independent public water utility. We’ve been proudly serving the Johnson County, Kansas area since 1957. Every day, nearly 455,000 customers rely on WaterOne to provide fresh, clean water on demand. It’s a responsibility we deliver on. Our passion is water, because water touches everything we care about: family, health, safety, and community. We serve our community by bringing award-winning water to their homes, businesses, and public places.


WaterOne provides competitive benefits and compensation ranges.  Selected candidates are placed in the position’s pay range based on their qualifications.

Pay Range:  From $27.02/hr


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist in execution of internal risk-based operational, financial and compliance audits and consulting reviews, throughout all phases of the audit – planning, fieldwork, reporting results and performing subsequent follow-up procedures.
  • Evaluate risks to the efficiency and effectiveness of controls, promoting effective controls to mitigate risk at a reasonable cost.
  • Evaluate WaterOne compliance with established policies, procedures, bond resolutions, Rules and Regulations and statutory requirements.
  • Analyze proposed systems to evaluate controls and the consistency of data between systems.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly tasks that are the responsibility of the Internal Audit Department, such as daily bank reconciliation, daily bill testing and internal controls monitoring. These duties rotate throughout the department staff members during the year.
  • Assist with many department assignments including the work papers required for the annual audit by the external auditors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education, Skills & Experience

  • Requires undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, or related field acceptable to management. A Master’s level degree in a related field acceptable to management may also be considered.
  • Requires knowledge of the principles and practices related to: auditing and accounting; internal controls; business risk; information technology; and theories of management that promote effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Requires project management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Requires advanced knowledge and practical experience in Excel and Microsoft O365 products.
  • Requires the skills to build effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Requires the ability to negotiate, with tact and diplomacy, to find common ground and solutions for the betterment of the organization.
  • Requires excellent writing skills that result in clear and concise communication. Communicate clearly and concisely in a one-to-one or group setting. Must be a good listener.
  • Ability to work independently to complete assignments based on general instructions.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must have excellent analytical skills, and a strong aptitude for detail.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor.
  • Display initiative, creativity and good judgment throughout assignments.
  • Adaptable to perform a wide variety of assignments.
  • Demonstrate continued professional development by involvement in professional organizations and training to remain current in the appropriate discipline.
  • Must pass post offer medical exam, including background verification and drug screen (may not apply to current employees). 

Preferred Education, Skills & Experience

  • The designation of CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, or CGAP.
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning software such as SAP.
  • One to three years of experience related to Auditing, Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to move or transport items weighing up to 20 Ibs. occasionally. The employee must be able to use a computer for multiple hours a day. The employee must be able to move occasionally from one location to another or be able to remain in a stationary position for up to several hours a day. The employee must be able to use office productivity equipment such as a calculator, printer, and copy machine.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually



Equal Opportunity Employer

WaterOne is an equal opportunity employer and upholds a non-discrimination policy. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment and business decisions. We also prohibit harassment and retaliation in the workplace and in our dealings with the public. We encourage and welcome diversity of backgrounds in our workforce. WaterOne complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).


Complete job description is available upon request and will be provided during the selection process.


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